Your Big Why: Something to Aim For

What’s Your Big Why? Why are you setting up your own small, home-based business? Why are you working for yourself? Sometimes it’s because we have no choice. Perhaps you were made redundant or cannot find a job where you live with the hours you have available. Perhaps you are looking after children or caring for elderly parents, or both. Maybe it was an opportunity which presented itself by Maternity Leave or making a Great Corporate Escape. Or even as you choose to start something in retirement. There’s a massive growth of entrepreneurs in the Silver Sector right now, for obvious […]

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Living Your Life On Purpose: Setting Intentions

Have you started your own business by accident?   I know I did – several times! All my previous businesses, with only a couple of exceptions, have been started around brilliant ideas I had, most of which I omitted to check with my marketplace first. Pretty much all of them were created around things I love to do technically, like accounting or helping people by providing solutions. But in the early days almost no thought ever went into the business – until it was too late – about what I wanted to achieve from all the effort, apart from a living. These […]

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Why Should You Read (or Re-Read) The E-Myth Revisited?

If you have started to work for yourself or run your own small business, it won’t be long before some well-meaning pal, coach or colleague in the same boat suggests you “should” read The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber. If you are an entrepreneur, comme moi, I bet you just hate the word should in that sentence. Me too. But I have read it and here’s why you might make that choice too. The E-Myth (for short) is a book originally written a while back by Michael Gerber, and hence the Revisited bit of the title, it was updated […]

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